I doubt his case will hold in court. Do a countersuit for lawyer fees and he will end up paying both lawyers and losing money on it. Security tapes usually aren't given unless there was a Police report filed, but a court could try to subpoena the tapes, but if it happened last year the footage is most likely gone as they rotate out old footage every month or so usually. They could also request all written evidence about the ordeal so I wouldn't be writing too much about it. My attorney friend always calls me on the phone about legal issues because he said anything in writing could be used in court. You could also try to get your insurance company involved depending how they take claims. I've seen that happen and the insurance company paid for the Attorney to represent. Also I think you can request a jury, that might be better than a judge.